April 7, 2021

adult sheep standing behind young lamb on mountain - Photo by Megan Johnston on Unsplash

Ephesians 3:16–18 (New International Version)
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being,  so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,  may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,

PASTOR’S COMMENTARY

“Yes, Jesus Loves Me,” was the first song many of us ever learned. Likewise, “For God So Loved The World…” (John 3:16) may have been the first Bible verse we memorized. Both are a testimony of how much God loves us.

But for too many, it is impossible to grasp the essence of God’s love. This was the point and purpose of the Apostle Paul’s prayer for the church at Ephesus. There are probably more Christian songs written about or alluding to God’s love for us than any other topic. God’s “Amazing Grace” is a product of God’s Everlasting Love. God’s Mercy that “endures forever” is an illustration of God’s love.

Another childhood song that many of us learned can also depict God's love if we look at it differently. Think about it. Mary Had A Little Lamb,” from a spiritual viewpoint, demonstrates God’s love when Christ Massed Himself in human flesh to die, thereby paying our sin debt.

Since God’s love for us is so wide, so long, so high, and so deep, we should always keep His Word in mind. “If you love Me, keep My Commandments.”